At African Climate Summit, Faith Leaders Join Demands for Climate Justice
By Fredrick Nzwili, Religion News Service
Word & Way
September 7, 2023
At the close of an inaugural summit on climate change hosted this week by the African Union and the government of Kenya, activists who had demanded more than carbon credits and other glossy solutions to deal with climate justice issues rejected the declaration issued Wednesday (Sept. 6) by the political and corporate leaders in attendance.
The document, the Nairobi Declaration, urged developed nations to honor earlier promises of providing $100 billion annually to finance climate remediation. It also called for reforms of the global financial systems to boost climate mitigation and adaptation, and a financial system that allows debt restructuring and relief.